The Observer’s Year

366 Nights of the Universe

  • Authors
  • Patrick Moore

Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pages 1-38
  3. Pages 39-66
  4. Pages 67-96
  5. Pages 97-126
  6. May
    Pages 127-153
  7. Pages 155-180
  8. Pages 181-208
  9. Pages 209-235
  10. Pages 237-264
  11. Pages 265-293
  12. Pages 295-323
  13. Pages 325-350
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 351-367

About this book


Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series




There are 365 nights in every year (366 in a leap year!) and from an amateur astronomer’s point of view, no two are alike.

And that is why Sir Patrick Moore – the world’s most widely known and respected TV broadcaster and writer on astronomy – has produced this unique book to highlight special objects of interest on each and every night of the year. Using easy-to-follow star maps, he talks about the science and history of stars, double stars, galaxies, nebulae, the Moon, planets, constellations and even asteroids.

This second edition has been fully updated for astronomical events through until the year 2010.

What they said about the first edition

"...beautifully written and bubbles with enthusiasm."


"Well, Patrick Moore has done it again. What an excellent book this is."




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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-884-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-155-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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